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Fri 25 January 2013

Event report: NCCJ Shinnenkai 2013 with the Norwegian Chamber of Commerce in Japan

On January 15th the two NCCJs gathered at the Norwegian espressobar / cocktailbar Fuglen in Shibuya. Almost 30 participants braved the snow covered slippery streets of Tokyo to attend this Dutch - Norwegian evening to celebrate a good start on an exciting year 2013.

In the atmosphere of Fuglen, both Dutch and Norwegian guests soon found themselves relaxing, mixing and mingling with some sipping their Kopstoots while others preferred to try one of the Fuglen's famous coffees. As old and new friends met for the first time over the holidays, the venue was soon buzzing with congratulations for the New Year, laughter and fingers pointed at one of the many Norwegian 40's to 60's vintage items both displayed and as a part of the interior which makes up for the concept which is Fuglen.

Before opening the buffet, Mr. Hans van der Tang, Chairman of the Dutch Chamber, warmly greeted and welcomed everyone to the shinnenkai, presenting and introducing the Dutch Minister Plenipotentiary Nienke Trooster who kindly and timely welcomed everyone to do their best to make 2013 into a prosperous year by doing what we can to stimulate to growth.

On the cocktail menu was several cocktails, all based on the Dutch spirits Jenever for this evening:
Jenever Old Fashion
John Collins
The theme for the evening & the short history of Jenever

By the way, you can visit Fuglen Tokyo at:
Tomigaya 1-16-11, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
6 minutes walk from Yoyogi Koen Station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line)
15 - 20 minutes walk from Shibuya Station